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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon

October 14, 2018

Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.”

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Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

October 10, 2018

Urban Institute

To better understand how creative placemaking can enhance community safety, the Urban Institute studied several creative placemaking efforts, examining their design, implementation, challenges, and successes.

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Treating Others with Dignity and Respect: Why it Still Matters

Leadership Focus

October 10, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

Today’s world, particularly in politics, seems to be increasingly bereft of the idea that treating people with common decency is a good thing, much less as a character trait we should encourage current and future generations to emulate. How do we fix a problem that seems unfixable in a society all too fixated on the idea that “might makes right” combined with a win at all cost mindset? 

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Episode 21: Oh It’s Time for Some Campaigning - Workshop Episode

October 9, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale interviews candidates for Georgia's Governor and Lt. Governor in advance of the election this Nov. 6th and asks questions about how they will benefit Rural Georgia.

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Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change

October 4, 2018

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

Human resources departments for some state and local governments are trying to improve how to attract and retain employees according to new research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and Kronos, a firm specializing in workforce-related services.

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East Point Firefighter Donates Hundreds of Pounds of Clothes to Belize

October 2, 2018

A visit to a yard sale inspired an East Point Firefighter to undertake a charitable effort that now impacts the lives of many in his home country of Belize. Krishna Craig is a three-and-a-half-year veteran with the city of East Point Fire Department. Recently, he completed his second humanitarian trip to his beloved country where he’s delivered more than 800 pounds of shoes and clothing to persons in need.
 

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H2Opportunity Career Paths for Water Protection

October 1, 2018

H2Opportunity

H2Opportunity in an outreach program created by members of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) to provide students in the state of Georgia with a renewed understanding of water issues within our state and highlight the benefits of a job in the water industry.

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Five Takeaways for Cities from the FCC’s Small Cell Preemption Order

Five Takeaways for Cities from the FCC’s Small Cell Preemption Order

September 27, 2018

National League of Cities

On Wednesday, September 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a declaratory ruling and report and order that would enact harsh new preemptions of local authority over small cell wireless facility deployment and management of local rights-of-way. The order is expected to go into effect 30 days after publication of the final version in the Federal Register.

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Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt To Evolving Markets

September 26, 2018

National League of Cities

A new National League of Cities (NLC) report analyzes how city leaders can develop resilient local waste management systems in response to China’s stringent new regulations. The report marks the beginning of a larger effort to examine sustainability in solid waste management and highlights effective local responses.

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Episode 20: Mayor Hobby Stripling - City of Vienna

September 24, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale goes back to the small town of Vienna, GA, this time to talk with Mayor Hobby Stripling. The two discuss Stripling’s long career in politics that went well beyond the his small town and how he found himself the Mayor again after 25 years. We also get all the details on the local festival with nationwide appeal, the annual Big Pig Jig.

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Why Your City Should Not Run Critical Applications on a Single PC

CitySmart by Sophicity

September 20, 2018

Cale Collins, Network Infrastructure Consultant

If you’ve survived so far with only a few networked PCs with a critical application residing on a single employee’s computer, then that’s great. But with cyberattacks growing more sophisticated, higher technology standards expected of cities, and significant liability concerns around sensitive and confidential data, it may be time to look at a solution that mitigates the risk.

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Mayoral Views on Racism and Discrimination

September 20, 2018

National League of Cities

A new report by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC), Mayoral Views on Racism and Discrimination, explores how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination and equity in their communities and on a national level.

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NLC City Fiscal Conditions Report 2018

September 20, 2018

National League of Cities

The 2018 City Fiscal Conditions survey indicates that slightly more finance officers than last year are optimistic about the fiscal capacity of their cities. However, the level of optimism is still far below recent years.

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Dalton Police Find Solutions with Social Media

September 17, 2018

Social media success for the Dalton PD began well before 2018. When the department first started its Twitter account in February of 2009, national media, including CNN, covered the page’s launch because the concept of law enforcement agencies utilizing social media was so novel at the time.
 

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Fire Chief Fulfills Lifelong Call to Serve and Lead

September 14, 2018

Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith got the call to fire services fairly early in his life. The call came in the form of screams for help from a woman whose grandson was stuck inside her burning house. Smith, a high school sophomore student at the time, was on a school bus that had stopped at the railroad tracks when they heard the woman’s cries for help.

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